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Huron County’s project to expand broadband connectivity would attract highly-skilled labour and the human capital that comes along with it to rural Ontario


How well does Ottawa understand the challenges and opportunities related to rural infrastructure? Do policy makers recognize the differences between rural and urban realities and requirements? With the federal government about to embark on a multi-year infrastructure initiative, rural researchers from across the country took the opportunity to share insights from recent research with parliamentarians. 


Rural North Wellington is home to an organization called the Seniors Centre of Excellence (SCE) which has been welcoming, celebrating and caring for seniors in Mapleton, Minto and Wellington North since 2008.


Dianne Thomson, Project Coordinator for the community project, Schools as Anchors for Rural Community Vitality, part of the ROI Measuring Rural Community Vitality initiative, shares her account of attending the Ontario Community Hubs Summit 2017. 


Dianne Thomson, Project Coordinator for the community project, Schools as Anchors for Rural Community Vitality, part of the ROI Measuring Rural Community Vitality initiative, shares her account of attending the Ontario Community Hubs Summit 2017. Check back tomorrow for a Dianne's wrap up of the event.


Dianne Thomson, Project Coordinator for the community project, Schools as Anchors for Rural Community Vitality, part of the ROI Measuring Rural Community Vitality initiative, shares her account of attending the Ontario Community Hubs Summit 2017. Check back tomorrow for an overview of day two.


A study released shows that in rural Canada almost twice as many 25-34 year olds who live outside a Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) are without a diploma versus those who live in a CMA.


From volunteering with Agricultural Fairs to raising money to build homes with Habitat for Humanity, the young people featured in the 2017 Youth Engagement Showcase are shining examples of teens and young adults who care about their communities and are committed to giving back.


As part of this year's Youth Engagement Showcase, two early-bird entrants were chosen to share their stories at the Rural Ontario Municipal Association's annual conference, ROMA speaks. 


Residents living in rural areas report a greater degree of life satisfaction and wellbeing, according to the final report on the Community Wellbeing Survey undertaken in Oxford County this spring. 

 


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